“Our sensor solutions often address and solve hard problems that others have not solved in the past. This is our sweet spot.“
Decades of experience working on custom projects has enabled Rock West Solutions to gain a thorough understanding of sensors, signal processing, and technology solutions for a variety of industries. We have been instrumental in developing a broad range of sensor technology innovations to meet the unique needs of our customers. We are industry experts in novel signal processing algorithms and signal processing integration in sensor solutions.
Our technological developments in electro-optical sensor systems span from ultraviolet through the far infrared. In the arena of radiation detection and identification, we have developed custom solutions for detection and source isotope identification of x-ray, gamma ray, and neutron radiation. Additional sensor experience ranges from laser-based measurements to fluids and chemical spectroscopy. Our expertise in this field has frequently emphasized challenging signal detection in cluttered or noisy environments. We are proud to say that Rock West sensor solutions often address and solve difficult problems that others have failed to resolve in the past.
Our areas of specialization are as follows:
Signal detection is critical technology in a variety of industries. The challenge of signal detection is to separate useful data from clutter and noise. We do exactly that using a combination of applied statistical and analytical techniques, along with signal processing tools, engineering design methods, and a combination of integrated hardware and software solutions.
Rock West Solutions’ signal processing technology is capable of isolating signals by minimizing noise and decluttering highly chaotic signal conditions. The resulting clean signal is then ready to be applied in the data environment for extracting and analyzing the desired information. We have years of experience detecting and identifying signatures at a signal-to-noise ratio of 1. Read more…
Rock West Solutions works with both the public and commercial sector to develop advanced radiation detection systems for a broad range of industrial and homeland defense applications. We can improve threat assessment capabilities through better discrimination between sources of interest and noncritical radiation sources, as well as improving operational readiness and safety by enhancing radiation detection in a variety of conditions.
Radiation detection has broad implications ranging from RIID systems to SNM detection. We specialize in supporting improvements to gamma, beta, and neutron detectors and spectrometers, as well as developing new and better sparse signature identification technology. Read more…
Our expertise in sensors, signal processing, and radiation detection is useful for the medical industry as well. Given the evolving nature of modern healthcare, it is imperative that we continue innovating for advanced medical applications. Understanding the nuances of any condition is critical to initial diagnosis as well as treatment. Often the best path to that understanding is through pioneering data collection and analysis methodologies.
Our process involves the collaboration of engineers and clinicians to find better ways to acquire diagnostic data. This allows us to maximize the efficacy of the data those systems generate and to provide statistical confidence for the conclusions reached through data analysis. By improving the accuracy, reliability, and availability of diagnostic data, Rock West Solutions helps clinicians to get more insight into patient health. Read more…
RFID & Remote Sensing
RFID and remote sensing technologies have been largely confined to nearfield applications in medicine, retail, and logistics. We are working on expanding such systems for wider applications outside of local environments. We utilize nearfield communication technologies and advanced small signal detection methods to track personnel, equipment, material goods, and so forth.
In any environment where a large number of variables need to be monitored, RFID and remote sensing technologies are excellent tools. Our applied and remote sensor systems can be deployed to such environments as warehouses and industrial and manufacturing plants. We can also apply the technology to less traditional settings like schools and playgrounds, parking lots, healthcare facilities, and other large complexes. Whether it is tracking a part through a factory or verifying the presence of people in a room, remote sensing is a versatile technology with applications in a myriad of industries. Read more…
IR Beacon Applications
Rock West Solutions is proud to have developed infrared (IR) solutions for identification of friend or foe (IFF). By developing cutting-edge IR Beacon technologies, we are improving the safety of IFF clients including the U.S. military, law enforcement, and emergency response teams. Such devices are also useful for hunting or other wilderness activities, especially during the night. We focus on developing solutions that are reliable, easily deployed, and very portable. Read more…